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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.



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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Clear dark gold with a fizzy white head. Good aroma is toasted wood with barnyard funk and tart wheat. Medium body and lightly carbonated. Pucker factor is medium to high from front to back. Good yeasty funk flavors with tart wheat, bready malts, with some tart lemon and dry wood. Another most worthy gueuze here.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Pours out hazy gold. Taste is tart and crisp with a little funk. Nice balance. Not to sour. Great gueuze for the $.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, good head, good sour geuze

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle of non-recorded vintage. The beer was quite tart and leathery. But, for a gueuze pretty balanced. Not overly puckering. A nice carbonated palate with acid, bitterness, and acetic qualities. The beer reminded me of a Cantillon Classic Gueuze I had earlier in the week.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Tart, slight lemony, slight acetic aroma. Tart/sour flavor with some earth and light lemony citrus. Some balancing sweetness. Decent acetic notes. Medium body. Lingering acetic sour with wood and earth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
This is how a geuze is supposed to be. An aroma which is nearly bad but at the same time promising, a flavor of heaven with sour, bitter and surprising elements melting together - try this now!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Poured a soft hazy yellow with a creamy white head. The nose is tart, sour, vinous, muscadine, funky, dry. The flavor is also very tart and sour, yeasty and funky, acidic with a light waxyness. Tart and carbonated mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle at Spuyten. Hazy light orange with a medium, dissipating off white head. Aroma: funky and sour, with sour apple, citrus, horseblanket, pepper, oak, and cheese. Taste is nice, with alot of sour fruit- apples, citrus, pepper, funky socks, old cheese, damp wood and some vinegar. Very mild sweetness across the palate. This was a nice gueze, enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Sour and bitter flavour that becomes sweeter in the end. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2008
At Cafe Bar Le Duc ’s Hertogenbosch (NL). A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a nice, small but fast white head. This stays very long. The aroma is woody, sour. Also fruity with some bitter. The taste is sour/biiter, but it fades to gentle sour/sweet. It’s a fresh beer. As aftertaste the sour with sweet stays for a while. Another very good geuze


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